Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Hurricane Delta Now a Category 4 Storm

 1120 AM EDT Tue Oct 06 2020

...RECENTLY RECEIVED DATA FROM A NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT 
INDICATE THAT DELTA HAS RAPIDLY STRENGTHENED INTO A CATEGORY 4 
HURRICANE...

Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Delta is 
continuing to rapidly strengthen. The maximum winds have 
increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts.  This makes 
Delta a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind 
Scale.


SUMMARY OF 1120 AM EDT...1520 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.2N 82.7W
ABOUT 315 MI...510 KM ESE OF COZUMEL MEXICO
ABOUT 125 MI...200 KM SW OF GRAND CAYMAN
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...954 MB...28.17 INCHES


There is an increasing likelihood of life-threatening storm surge 
and dangerous hurricane-force winds, especially along the coasts of 
Louisiana and Mississippi, beginning on Friday. Residents in these 
areas should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and 
monitor updates to the forecast.

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